Brighton and Hove closes its waste tips

Posted On 24 Mar 2020 at 11:03 am

Wilson Avenue recycling centre

Brighton and Hove’s two tips have been closed to keep its staff safe after a high number of people visited the site, making it impossible for people to keep away from each other.

Brighton and Hove Council said it would be recruiting more drivers and binmen to get rounds back to normal, with a focus on rubbish collections over recycling.

But in the meantime, the two sites in Wilson Avenue, Brighton and off the Old Shoreham Road in Hove are now closed.

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The council said: “We have taken this decision to ensure the safety of the public and also our staff, while also following government guidelines on social distancing.

“With a very high number of people using the sites in recent days, the risk of the virus spreading had increased.

“It is hoped the sites will be temporarily closed and that they can be redesigned to ensure demand is managed and social distancing is supported.

“In the meantime, we are placing more large refuse containers at sites across the city for residents to use and are prioritising all refuse collections, including flats.

“We’re also in the process of recruiting more drivers and operatives with the aim of getting waste and recycling services back to as normal as possible.

“The situation surrounding Covid-19 is changing daily, but we are doing our very best to collect your waste and recycling, and ask for your patience and understanding during this time.”

  1. Russell Potter Reply

    I was at the one in Wilson Avenue a few weeks ago practically every day. Getting rid of rotten wood and furniture. Nobody else there and the staff were really helpful. But I can see my problem. I was at the tip but other people were stockpiling food and toilet rolls. I now have a slightly clearer space but no food or loo rolls. However thanks to everybody for all their help when I was there.

  2. Tom Reply

    So are we meant to put our recycling in our main bin for the time being? Our recycling bin is full after the missed collection on Tuesday…

  3. M.A.Alim Reply

    Recycling bins are not collected on time and stays full weeks after weeks. Why not waste Disposal sites wouldn’t be able to operate following safety measures? That can be done at least once in a week. Otherwise, people will decide to disregard the guidelines.

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